Akadema Torino Series Praying Mantis: APM43 Catcher's Mitt With FREE Akadema Sunglasses
With Free Shipping
What do you think about the Nokona Fenix Series: AMG1150FEI ?
2 Product Reviews
Questions and Answers
Got a question about the Akadema Torino Series Praying Mantis: APM43 Catcher's Mitt With FREE Akadema Sunglasses? Ask our team of experts, and they will respond within 24 hours.Ask A Question
What is the difference between the Torino APM43 and the Patriot Series USA141, other than color and the USA 141 is made in the US? What is the top of the line Akadema catchers glove?
The main difference (besides color and where they are made) is that the Akadema Torino Series features their Praying Mantis Pattern which features a double flex hinge designed to help it snap close better. Another difference is that the Akadema Patriot Series: USA141 features a higher grade Kip leather that they say is slightly stronger and more durable. Akadema views both the Torino Series and Patriot Series as their top of the line models.
I'am looking @ this mitt for my 12yr son who is playing up on a 13U team do you feel this glove would work for him?or is it more than needed? He is catching boys that are throwing low to mid 70's and also a 33" or what?
I think this may be a little to big for his age. A 31.50 to a 32.00 inch catchers glove would most likely suit him better. Also want to make sure you know that we offer a 100 day return policy on all our gloves, so if it doesn't fit you may return it for a diferent size. Here are the links to view these models. http://www.ballglovewarehouse.com/products/glove%20type~baseball/sub%20type~catchers/size~31.50/ http://www.ballglovewarehouse.com/products/glove%20type~baseball/sub%20type~catchers/size~32.00/
My name is Rory and i'm a 2nd year college catcher. I'm looking for a new glove and this is one of the gloves that has caught my eye. My question for you is how would this glove match up against something like an Allstar cm3000 glove?
Both the Akadema Torino Series Praying Mantis and All Star Pro Elite Series are great gloves, but the leather quality of the All Star Pro Elite is going to be better, and you will get much more life out of it.
Known for comfortable gloves that perform unlike anything else on the field, Akadema has raised the bar with the Torino Series. With a light brown palm and a chocolate brown shell, the Torino Series performs even better than it looks! Akadema's newest glove line is made from soft and smooth kip leather that enables the Torino Series to be 20% lighter than traditional gloves, yet just as durable as U.S. steerhide. These gloves break-in quickly yet retain their shape better than any other glove on the market. This 33.00 Inch Praying Mantis Catcher's Mitt features Akadema's patented new Stress Wedge technology. Located between the index finger and thumb, the Stress Wedge offers shock absorbing protection for the hand when catching pitches. Two Finger Hammocks allow the fingers to be positioned more securely in the glove, giving the player added control. Additional features include the Double-sided Slim Padding that allows for increased pocket size and easier ball retention. The uniquely designed shape of this mitt allows the throwing hand easier access into the pocket, resulting in a quicker glove to hand transfer and faster times to second base. The Praying Mantis also features a Double Flexhinge which makes the glove snap closed on contact. Akadema: Bring Your "A" Game! Free Shipping!
Great scope of selection. Easy tracking of order. On time delivery, and it was free, to Hawaii !?! Exchange policy is terrific, although I do not plan to exercise the choice.
Glove Care Kit
The Glove Care Kit is designed to help you break-in your new glove the correct way and help maintain your glove from season to season. This unique package that cannot be found anywhere else provides everything you will need to get the glove game ready in the shortest amount of time. The Glove Care Kit includes:
- "The Perfect Glove" Brochure
- Free Shipping
- Oversized Shaping Ball
- Two Applicator Sponges
- Two Oversized Shaping Bands
- Wooden Break-In Mallet